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The Board of Accountancy is the state agency responsible for protecting the public by licensing and regulating certified public accountants and certified public accounting firms.  The Board is funded solely through fees charged to obtain and renew a license to practice public accounting and to sit for the CPA exam.


Online Renewals

2014 Online License Renewal

2014 Online Firm License Renewal 

CPA's with an even-numbered license will be required to renew their license by August 1st. The online license renewal link will be on the website and licensees will have until August 1st to renew. Licenses that are not renewed by August 1st will expire.

The online firm license renewal link will be on the website and firms will have until August 1st to renew. Firm licenses that are not renewed by August 1st will expire.

CPE News

Continuing Professional Education ("CPE") hours are required to be completed in the two calendar years prior to the year during which a license is to be renewed. The two calendar years are referred to as the "reporting period". 

Any CPA who fails to complete the CPE by the December 31 deadline will not be eligible to renew his or her license. Instead the CPA will be required to use the reinstatement process.

The reinstatement process requires submission of a completed Reinstatement Application along with a check or money order in the amount of $200 made payable to the KY State Board of Accountancy. In addition the applicant must have completed either 60 or 80 hours of CPE, one half of those hours must have been in accounting or auditing courses and 2 hours of ethics, within two years from the date the application is submitted. Documentation to verify completion of those hours must be submitted with the application. All reinstatement applications are reviewed by the Board members for approval.

Click on the link Reinstatement Requirements for additional information and to obtain an application.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

CPA Exam News

Please click on the following link for current information on the CPA Exam CPA-Exam.org.

To reprint your payment coupon or NTS, click on the following link new online service for CPA candidates

Please click on the following link for the exam fees for 2014. Exam fees effective January 1, 2014 [pdf format 11K]


Kentucky State Board of Accountancy
332 W. Broadway, Suite 310
Louisville, KY  40202

Phone: 502.595.3037
Fax: 502.595.4500

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST)





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Use this form to notify the Board of changes in your information on file with the Board.

Statutes & Regulations
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Link to Kentucky Revised Statutes

KAR 201
Link to Administrative Regulations

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